The man accused of robbing a pair of banks in Bingham made his first court appearance today.
35 year old Travis Carrigan was ordered to be held on 250 thousand dollars cash bail.
He was arrested this week and charged with robbing the Camden National Bank last month and the Skowhegans Savings Bank this month.
In both cases, he allegedly used a hammer to threaten the tellers.
Somerset County District Attorney Meaghan Maloney say his arrest was the result of exceptional police work done by the sheriff's department.
Carrigan has reportedly confessed to carrying out both robberies.
Maine Senator Angus King is among those who set out today on a week long trip to the middle east.
King, a member of the Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, will meet with leaders in both Israel and the West Bank.
He'll also meet with leaders in Egypt--including members of the opposition in that country.
The purpose of the trip is to gain a better understanding of the many issues impacting the region--including the civil war in Syria and the negotiations with Iran to end its nuclear weapons program.
Senator King tells us he also wants to ensure that Israel's security requirements are met--and to reinforce the importance of the peace process with both the Israeli's and Palestinians.
A number of delays and closings continue to come in:
VFW Post 109 in Ellsworth with be closed tonight.
The Old town Animal Orphanage will remain closed today.
The Bangor Singles Club is canceling tonight's dance at the Brewer Eagles club. The Valentine's dance has been postponed until the 21st.
The Camden VFW will also be closed tonight.
State offices will open at noon.
American Legion post 75 in Old town has also canceled Saturday's dance. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
Morita's school of dance is cancelled today in Bucksport.
ORONO - After burglaries to 3 local businesses in Orono, the Police Department have released surveillance photos of an individual that was in the area during the time frame of one of the burglaries. This person may have information that could help in the investigation. If anyone with any information, please contact Officer Christopher Watson at 866-4000, or by email at [email protected] If you wish to remain anonymous, you can provide information through their website at police.orono.org/crimewatch.